3 Jesuit Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter

Getting an online theology degree means you will have access to a number of educational tools that enhance the learning experience. You can create a unique and personalized degree program that you can access from anywhere in the world.

Social media is a tool that isn’t typically utilized in traditional educational settings, but it is becoming increasingly important in how we learn and exchange information. There are many ways to use social media productively – and step one is making sure you follow people who share relevant and useful information with their followers.

Here are three Jesuit leaders who are using Twitter to communicate their expertise, thoughts and beliefs:

  1. Pope Francis, @Pontifex

Pope Francis made history when he became the first Jesuit and first priest from the Americas to be elected as Bishop of Rome. His reign has been characterized by a modern and compassionate approach to leadership, and he has changed the way people view the papacy. He also shares his views on faith and the church (in 140 characters or less) through his official Twitter account, which currently has over 9 million followers.

  1. James Martin, SJ, @JamesMartinSJ

James Martin is a Wharton School of Business Grad, former GE executive, and Jesuit priest who has become a media phenomenon. He has contributed to CNN, NPR, Fox News, the New York Times, and Time Magazine, and he also appeared regularly on the Colbert Report to discuss religious events in the news around the world. He is the author of multiple best-selling books, including his award-winning memoir “My Life with the Saints”. He also has an active Twitter presence and over 70,000 followers.

  1. Matt Malone, SJ, @Americaeditor

Father Matt Malone is the President and youngest-ever Editor-in-Chief of the weekly Jesuit magazine, America. The magazine covers news, discusses issues, and shares opinions about faith and religion around the world. Follow Matt Malone on Twitter to stay informed about these events.

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